Intensive BP Reduction Benefits CKD Patients

Intensive lowering of systolic blood pressure (SBP) to less than 120 mm Hg may further reduce the risk of cardiovascular events and death among patients with mild to moderate chronic kidney disease (CKD) and hypertension. Get the latest from RENAL SPRINT and independent commentary:

Post-RP Radiotherapy Benefits Some

Postoperative radiotherapy for men who have persistently elevated PSA levels following radical prostatectomy (RP) for prostate cancer is associated with improved survival among patients with adverse pathologic characteristics, according to a new study.

RBC Distribution Width, HD Mortality Linked

New findings confirm the potential association between red blood cell distribution width (RDW) and all-cause mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients, according to researchers.

URS Best for Large Proximal Stones?

Ureterolithotripsy (URS) should be considered standard therapy for proximal ureteral calculi larger than 10 mm in diameter, researchers concluded based on a recent meta-analysis. Find out more:

ED Risk Higher in Gout Patients

New findings presented at the 2017 Annual European Congress of Rheumatology in Madrid support an association between gout and an increased risk of erectile dysfunction (ED).

Risk Analyses Must Include Electronic PHI

A recent settlement is a hefty reminder that ePHI cannot be ignored. It must be included in a health organization's risk assessment, and that assessment has to be thorough. Learn how to safeguard your practice.

Biomarker Assays in PCa Management

In this latest of a series of Ask the Experts features on prostate cancer, Renal & Urology News presents separate interviews with two prominent researchers, Stacy Loeb, MD, and R. Jeffrey Karnes, MD, who discuss the role of biomarker assays in prostate cancer detection and management.

Many Elderly May Forgo Neph Care

Referrals to nephrologists may not be warranted for many elderly patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), who may be managed safely in the primary care setting, British researchers concluded based on a study of CKD patients aged 80 years and older.

What Not to Eat After Nephrectomy

In the past, doctors may have reassured kidney donors that they are not at higher risk of ESRD. Today, it would be naïve for physicians to believe that patients with a solitary kidney after nephrectomy do not have a serious condition and do not need dietary advice or diet and lifestyle modification.

Surgery, Combined Modality Similar for MIBC ...

Among muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) patients without distant metastases, no survival advantages emerged for radical cystectomy (RC) versus combined modality treatment (CMT) in a recent meta-analysis of studies published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics.

Divest Your Practice?

Not surprisingly, as payment models shift, and physicians face lower reimbursements amid growing expenses, many have at least considered — if not seriously contemplated — divesting their practices.

AUA 2017 Coverage

Renal & Urology News is on site at the American Urological Association's 2017 meeting in Boston. Check out our extensive daily coverage for the latest clinical updates in urology.

American Transplant Congress Coverage

Check out the latest research and insights from the 2017 American Transplant Congress.

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